Fractus, a key player in the report “Ten Tech Hubs – European wireless clusters that make industry and jobs grow”
Barcelona, October 20, 2016 – Fractus has been identified as a key player in the Barcelona Tech Hub according to the report “Ten Tech Hubs – European wireless clusters that make industry and jobs grow” written by the prestigious journal Science Business and commissioned by Huawei.
This Science|Business report, highlighting ten successful digital regions across the EU, is an important reminder of the importance of place and time in innovation. But what. accelerates the economic growth and development of these regions is another factor: their openness to the world.
Named as the European Innovation Capital in 2014 and ranked as the smartest city in the world in 2015 by Juniper Research, Barcelona has a global reputation as an early adopter of digital and wireless technologies. Over the past two decades, the Catalan capital has positioned itself as a place where business and academia can test new concepts and technologies in a real urban environment and at scale.
Fractus is an early pioneer in developing internal antennas for smartphones, tablets and other wireless Internet of Things devices and holds an intellectual property rights portfolio of more than 30 inventions protected through over 120 patents and patent applications in the United States, Europe and Asia. Among the numerous awards and honours the company has received for its innovative work, Fractus was named a 2005 Davos World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and one of Red Herring’s top innovative companies for 2006. It also won the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award for technological innovation and the 2010 National Communication Award of the Catalan Government in the telecommunications category. A team of Fractus inventors was finalist for the EPO European Inventor Award 2014. On November 2015, Fractus was awarded Academiae Dilecta by the Spanish Royal Engineering Academy. For further information, visit www.fractus.com
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